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Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Hole in the Wall : Sophmoric Sandbag (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 4, 2017

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Comments: Nice clean crack and dihedral. Safe crux, but a little run out at the top on easier climbing.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Hole in the Wall : Strike It Rich (5.10-)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 4, 2017

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Comments: Nice addition to HitW. Good rock and enjoyable movement. Bolts (including anchors) were helpful but not always where I wanted them, and the second has to do the cruxes after unclipping them - facing significant swing potential on the traverses.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Hole in the Wall : Paydirt (5.10)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 4, 2017

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Comments: The holds may have changed since the FA (in fact a small one broke while I lead it, leaving behind a cleaner crack). In its current state, this is not a Sandias 5.10. We could think of some nearby 5.8s that might be harder.

The climb is steep and fun and has great protection at the cruxes. The bolts are thoughtfully placed to prevent any ledge-fall potential. This is a great route for an aspiring 5.9 leader.

Unfortunately we experienced a nearly constant rain of sand and gravel as the rope r... more >>


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Pecos River Canyon : Cathedral Rock : Easy Air (5.8+ PG13)
By: Ben Burnett When: Apr 3, 2016

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Comments: Some serious fall potential if leading at your limit, but great exposure for an 8!


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box Climbing Areas : Northern Box areas : East Wall : ... : Corollary (5.10+)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Same finish as Encore


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Terrace : Center : Uncle Dwight (5.10a)
By: Ben Burnett When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: climbs better than it looks


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Terrace : Center : Aunt Bea (5.10a)
By: Ben Burnett When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: Third route from the left.

At 6'4" I could keep the grade at 5.10a with an extreme reach, but either I missed a hold (or it's broken off) because the start seemed like it would be a few letter grades higher for someone of average height.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Terrace : Possum Junction : Squeal Like a Pig (5.11-)
By: Ben Burnett When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: One tough move, easier if you're tall (10+ maybe)


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box Climbing Areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Another Round (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: A #2 and/or a .5/.75 Camalot makes getting to the first bolt fairly safe. If following at your limit, be careful after unclipping the second bolt because of the swing potential.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box Climbing Areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Meat Market (5.10c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Hanta virus alert!
After a rain, the Thank-God pocket is full of water with rodent floaters!


Location: New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : The Overlook : South/East side : Paul's Boutique (5.11b)
By: Ben Burnett When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: Still horribly dirty; scary first bolt with spinning hanger; glad I didn't lead it; plenty of TR equipment on top.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Juan Tabo Canyon : Shield : Photo
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Nice shot!
How long is the rap? Can it be done with a single rope? (30 m 40 m or 70 m)


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Las Conchas : Gateway Rock : Forest (5.10b/c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 22, 2013

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Comments: I agree, best route on the wall. I prefer trad, but this would be crappy on gear. Always ask before you drill, though.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Palomas Peak : (06) The Dihedral Wall : Classic Jam Crack (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Great route for practicing jams of various sizes and for placing cams. Very safe for a newer leader [as long as they can get up 5.9 crack]. The crux will likely be hand size dependent.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Palomas Peak : (06) The Dihedral Wall : Green Eggs and Ham (5.10c)
By: Ben Burnett When: Sep 7, 2013

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Comments: Very fun. I used a couple holds on the arete about two thirds of the way up. Didn't seem like I was cheating, but it also didn't feel as hard as 10c.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : San Juans : The Needles : Sunlight Spire : Standard Route, Sunlight Sp... (5.10)
By: Ben Burnett When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: Spectacular line in a spectacular place! I concur that no move seemed harder than 10a, but you would need to be able to cruise 5.10 to actually send it on lead due to the elevation.

We cut down a tattered rope, replaced the oldest looking webbing at both belays, and removed discarded webbing left deep in the summit crack. LNT - or as little as possible.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Wind Tower : Wind Tower - SW Face : ... : Photo
By: Ben Burnett When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Watch your rope!


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Bur-Har-Bur (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Apr 23, 2013

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Comments: Dirty and debris covered when we climbed it. Bring a whisk broom up there on a quiet day.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Metamusso (5.11a)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: I think we climbed this [1 route right of Dangle], but the description and picture seem off. [Eds. now relabeled & moved] The guidebook seems off too - or maybe there is a new route.
Short, easy slab to ledge followed by 2 bulges; finish up and right. Upper bulge has hollow flakes. The bolts just over each bulge seem too far to the left- perhaps due to rock conditions.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Loves Me Like a Rock (5.8)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: Steep for an 8. Would be fun if you weren't worried about killing your belayer with rockfall. In fairness, we pulled nothing off, but that might just be because we were extra careful given the shattered nature of the rock.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : CJ & The Lesbian Seagull (5.8)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: I wonder when that block will come down....


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Aspiring Frog (5.10)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 20, 2013

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Comments: The bolt placements give you freedom to climb on or off the arete as much as you want and control the grade from 10- to 10+.

I love climbing big features like this!


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Guilty By Association (5.9)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Not good for a beginner, but bolts are well placed if you are comfortable at the grade.


Location: Colorado : Canon City : Shelf Road : Sand Gulch : Free Form Wall : Karma Mechanic (5.10b)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: Start right behind a skeletal tree (dead), which makes for a good cheater foot hold if you're not tall enough for the initial reach.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Lumpe to the to... : The Hot Spur (5.8)
By: Ben Burnett When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: Good route with lots of variations. The slanting crack to a pine tree is pretty easy to spot, but from there, you can choose a variety of features. We climbed straight up from the pine on a series of finger cracks winding through trees near the top to a big ledge - all 5th class. To the right of the 4th class gully, a left-facing dihedral with an old pin goes up to a roof. Escape right and head up to another bulge near a thin flake. Easy run-out terrain leads to a rubble ledge. I went up th... more >>


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